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Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell Papers
larc.ms.0384  
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Description
The Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell papers consist primarily of correspondence, campaign materials, clippings, and notes related to Malcolm Caldwell's work with union and political organizations, including the AFL, the CIO, the Independent Progressive Party, and the CIO Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. Also included are his personal papers and a typescript draft of his book Plan for a New America. Lillian Caldwell's papers consist of materials related to the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project, and the Waitresses, Cashiers, Checkers, Cafeteria, Fountain, and Dairy Lunch Girls' Union, Local No. 48 (Los Angeles, Calif.), as well as various notes taken during her time spent at the Federal Theater Project and in acting and radio classes.
Background
Lillian (Sidery) Caldwell was involved in the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project, a theater funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1935 to 1939. She took classes in drama and radio, and in 1963 was the host of a radio broadcast show entitled "Coffee Break". She was a member of the Waitresses, Cashiers, Checkers, Cafeteria, Fountain, and Dairy Girls' Union, Local No. 48 (Los Angeles, Calif.), as well as a member of the Social Committee of the AFL & IAM Committee for Wallace.Malcolm Caldwell was affiliated with a number of union organizations during his lifetime. In World War II he served as Principal Engineering Aide with the United States Engineer office of the War Department (USED), and became a member of the Federation of Architects, Electricians, Chemists and Technicians (FAECT). He also maintained memberships in the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (JAFRC), and the Oil Workers International Union. Later, he became a member of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and the Utility Workers Organizing Committee (UWOC). Caldwell’s political memberships included the American Peace Crusade and the Independent Progressive Party. In addition to these activities, Caldwell also wrote frequently about politics.
Extent
2.75 cubic ft. (2 cartons, 1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.